Previously at the ICA - Films
28 Jan 2018
In a down-and-out industrial town on the shores of the Barents Sea, the film follows Kolya (Aleksey Serebryakov), a local mechanic, who tries to save his family from eviction by the town’s greedy mayor who, as Kolya believes, covets his land. As he takes on the powerful and corrupt state, Kolya loses his house, his wife and his freedom in quick succession.
Hailed by critics—and equally denounced by Russian authorities—as a searing criticism of Putin’s Russia, Leviathan is a modern-day parable of an everyman’s struggle against forces that are beyond his control. The film won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and an Academy Awards nomination in the same category.
Leviathan, dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia 2014, 139 mins